We are most happy to present our own nutritious and effective throat lozenges. These are healthy, organic and really work at soothing a raw throat and delighting the taste buds. These are delicious and it is hard not to eat them as candy. However, they are good for you so eat away!
Here is our recipe (it makes approximately 50 balls):
You will need
1/4cup Slippery Elm Powder
1/4 cup of Marshmallow Root Powder
1 Stick Liquorice Root or 2 dropper full of our tincture
1 inch of fresh Ginger
4 drops of Thieves Oil
4 drops of peppermint oil
1 cup Honey
1 cup of Water
1 heaping tbsp of coconut oil
1 tsp Ascorbic Acid.
Add all herbs and water and slowly simmer for 10 minutes (reserve a little bit of the slippery elm for powdering at the end) Remove from heat a let cool.
Put this “decoction” into the blender and blend well for 1 minute making sure the liquorice root and ginger are totally blended. . Return to pot.
Add honey, thieves and peppermint oil, ascorbic acid and coconut oil
On low heat, slowly cook. The goal here is to remove the water slowly. It needs attended to and stirred constantly. After about 20 to 30 minutes, you will notice a thickening. Keep stirring vigorously scrapping the bottom.. It will turn into a thick paste. Turn off heat.
We are now ready to mould our little balls. Let it cool slightly (enough to handle) and form little small balls about ½” in diameter. I use some of the left over slippery elm as a powder (flour) to help this process. Place wax or parchment paper. Press dough balls with your thumb and flatten out until about ¼” thick. Dust with the left over powder. When this cools completely, they should harden. However, if the water was not fully evaporated they will be soft. So, you can place balls into a dehydrate at 95°F (or in oven with oven light on). Dehydrate until completely dry). If you wish, wrap each one with wax or parchment paper.
Store in airtight container or in the freezer, use as needed.